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All This, and Heaven Too (1940) was a Black-and-white - Drama Film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Anatole Litvak and David Lewis.


A nobleman falls in love with his children's governess and then murders his wife. Unfortunately, the governess goes to jail after the royal philanderer kills himself. Great performances by Boyer as the Duke and Davis as the governess bring Rachel Field's bestselling book to life.

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Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActressBarbara O'NeilNominated
Best CinematographyErnest HallerNominated
Best PictureWarner Bros.Nominated

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Duc de Praslin: Will it be any comfort to you to know that when your gone my only happiness will be in knowing I'm sharing your loneliness?

Pierre: There on the left, the lights in her rooms are burning, and there on the right, the lights in his room are burning and between them is that long passage where the lights never burn. Suppose some night you saw that passage lighted? Would you share your feeling then with all the world?
Henriette Deluzy-Desportes: You'd better go now, Pierre.
Pierre: I'll go. I'll go, because I see it's too late to give you any warning. Your caught in the net and you don't even wish to escape. Goodnight mademoiselle.

Duc de Praslin: May I have Pierre come for your luggage?
Duchesse de Praslin: Theo, last night I poured my heart out to you in a letter. I crept to your doorway which I am foridden to enter and stooped in humility and pushed it under the seal!
Duc de Praslin: I received it, Frances.
Duchesse de Praslin: But look! You didn't even open it! Oh Theo, do you suppose this empty pretense is what I hoped for?Lastnight I begged for you to come to me! I hoped we might start this journey today united as we once were! Theo, Theo! Have you completely forgotten the life we once shared together?
Duc de Praslin: If you're unhappy Frances, I am truly sorry, but I swear I never intended you a minute's pain.
Duchesse de Praslin: Oh no! You only say that! In reality you delight in torturing me! As one day heaven willing, I will torture you!

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The original cut of the film was reportedly 190 minutes long (just over three hours), the final cut was shaved down to 141 minutes. There is no surviving footage from the content that was eventually edited out.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onDecember 15, 1941 with Charles Boyer and Bette Davis reprising their film roles.
Two of Bette Davis' and Charles Boyer's scenes are filmed with fires burning notably in the background with a gap between them so the flames are evident; this was deliberate to symbolize the passion 'burning' between them.
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